Locate It: Toccoa

Toccoa, Georgia: Heaven for Outdoors Enthusiasts

Nestled in the valley of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Toccoa is named for the Cherokee word Toccoah, which means beautiful, and that it is. This historic town offers the perfect destination for outdoor-enthusiasts, history gurus, and relaxers alike.

Ready to lace up your boots and take a hike? Toccoa-Stephens County is home to miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Named “Top 200 Best Towns for Outdoorsmen” by Outdoor Life Magazine for some of our most popular trails like Tugaloo Bend Heritage Site, Panther Creek Trail, Frady Branch Trail System, and the Broad River Trail. Toccoa’s Panther Creek Trail, 3.5 miles with a view of lovely Panther Creek Falls, was named a “Top 100 Hikes in America.”

The Frady Branch Trail System, for hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers, is four interconnecting loops of gravel roads totaling 13.4 sometimes-tricky miles. For those seeking an easy, pleasant walk, the Broad River Trail provides 4.1 miles of gently rolling terrain and level elevation. Need a little more excitement? Take your ATV on the 9.4 miles of the Locust Stake ATV Trail System.

Currahee Mountain (Cherokee for “stands alone”) is the first mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountain chain, “The Great Blue Hills of God” according to the Cherokee. Explore it on foot or on a mountain bike. If you want to test yourself, take the Colonel Robert F. Sink Trail three miles up Currahee Mountain and three miles down. This is the famous training site of the 501st, 506th, 511th and 517th Parachute Infantry Regiments, who trained at Currahee Mountain during WWII.

For those seeking a fun-filled weekend on the water, we’ve got you covered. Lake Hartwell, the “Great Lake of the South,” is one of the largest reservoirs east of the Mississippi River. With nearly 56,000 acres of water and a shoreline of 962 miles, visitors enjoy excellent fishing, swimming, and all watersports. Rent a boat at Currahee Club and ride to Broken Bridges to fish or just relax. Enjoy paddling? Visit Tugaloo Bend and rent kayaks for an all-access tour down Tugaloo River. Stephens County Recreation Area has the Broken Bridge fishing pier and is one of 4 boat access ramps to Lake Hartwell.

We have pet-friendly dining options… Stop by Lake Toccoa for a delicious meal at Ping’s Grill. They offer gorgeous, pet-friendly patio seating. Afterward, you can enjoy a stroll around the lake on the boardwalk, book a paddleboat to enjoy the water, or play a round of golf.

 

 

Grab your clubs and let’s play a round. Drawing upon its rich local heritage and picturesque landscape, reserve a stay-and-play weekend at Currahee Club on an 18-hole Jim Fazio course. You only have time for 9 holes? Stop by the Links at Lake Toccoa. Shake up your game with a fun challenge; try your hand at the 24-hole disc golf course at Stephens County’s Roselane Recreation Complex in Toccoa.

Are you a “behind the lens” person looking for your next great outdoor shot? Toccoa Falls drops 186 feet into Toccoa Creek below, the tallest free-falling waterfall east of the Mississippi. Another show- stopping image is from the top of Currahee Mountain, the first mountain in the Blue Ridge chain. The landmark is featured in the HBO series, “Band of Brothers.”

We have several options for our history folks as well… Visit Paul Anderson Memorial Park and learn about Toccoa native Paul Anderson, called the World’s Strongest Man, who won the 1956 Olympic Gold Medal in the super heavyweight division. This peaceful park surrounds a brick-lined fountain topped by his life-sized bronze statue. In 1977, Paul received the American Academy of Achievement’s coveted Golden Plate Award, given to those who have made great lifetime accomplishments.

While downtown, stop in at the Currahee Military Museum and learn about the WWII paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa at Currahee Mountain. Complete the experience of the troopers by staying at Camp Toccoa at Currahee Mountain in the fully renovated barracks.

Looking for a taste of Currahee? Schedule time to relax and catch the sunset. Stop by Currahee Vineyards, a small, family-owned winery creating hand-crafted wines from Vinifera, Muscadine and other native grapes.

For those who prefer the downtown scene, check out Doyle Street. We highly suggest finding a place to park and strolling down the signature Main Street. Downtown Toccoa boasts of restaurants, specialty shops, art galleries, and boutiques which are more than worth the stop. Then plan to catch a show at the Historic Ritz Theatre featuring a variety of performances throughout the year.

Toccoa is so much more than a destination to its residents, it is a community built on the foundations of grace, family tradition, and Southern hospitality. Come sit a spell, and you may never leave. Welcome home y’all.

  • Reset

Toccoa - Locations

Toccoa Falls

NE GA Mountains
107 Kincaid Dr.
Toccoa, GA 30598
706-886-7299, x5219

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-services.png
> Learn More
Lake Toccoa

NE GA Mountains
201 Black Mountain Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-282-3232

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-boating.pngicon-golf.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-paddlingfloating.pngicon-running.pngicon-services.png
> Learn More
Currahee Vineyard & Winery

Northeast Georgia Mountains
3301 West Currahee
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-768-5383

icon-birdingwildlife.png
> Learn More
Currahee Mountain

Northeast Georgia Mountains
GA Hwy. 17 and GA Hwy. 365
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-2132

icon-adrenalineadventuresicon-bicyclingicon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-hiking.png
> Learn More
Broken Bridges

NE GA Mountains
Stephens County Park Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-9491

icon-fishing.png
> Learn More
Camp Toccoa at Currahee

NE GA Mountains
2351 Ayersville Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577

icon-services.png
> Learn More
Currahee Club

Northeast Georgia Mountains
110 Currahee Club Dr.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-827-1000

icon-golf.png
> Learn More
Currahee Golf & Country Club on Lake Hartwell

Northeast Georgia Mountains
1 Currahee Club Way
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-827-1700

icon-golf.png
> Learn More
Currahee Military Museum

NE GA Mountains
160 Alexander St.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-282-5055

icon-services.png
> Learn More
Currahee RV Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
1107 Cawthon Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-779-2340

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-camping.pngicon-fishing.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-services.png
> Learn More
Doyle Street Pool

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Doyle Street
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-8453

icon-services.pngicon-swimming.png
> Learn More
Frady Branch Equestrian & Bike Trail System

Northeast Georgia Mountains
4240 Hwy 184
Toccoa, GA 30577
770-297-3000

icon-bicyclingicon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-equestrian.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-running.png
> Learn More
Henderson Falls Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Henderson Falls Road
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-8451

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-running.png
> Learn More
Lake Louise

Northeast Georgia Mountains
462 Sonrise Way
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-3133

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-fishing.pngicon-paddlingfloating.pngicon-services.pngicon-swimming.png
> Learn More
Panther Creek Trail from Yonah Dam

NE GA Mountains
Panther Creek Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-2132

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-running.png
> Learn More
Paul Anderson Memorial Park

NE GA Mountains
E. Tugaloo St. & Big A Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577

icon-hiking.png
> Learn More
Rose Lane Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
199 Rose Lane Park Dr.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-5101

icon-golf.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-running.pngicon-services.pngicon-swimming.png
> Learn More
Stephens County Recreation Area

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Stephens County Park Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-9491

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-boating.pngicon-fishing.pngicon-paddlingfloating.png
The Links at Lake Toccoa

Northeast Georgia Mountains
201 Black Mountain Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-898-5685

icon-golf.png
> Learn More
Toccoa Raceway

NE GA Mountains
3553 GA Hwy. 17
Toccoa, GA 30577
770-402-7234

icon-adrenalineadventures
> Learn More
Toccoa RV Park & Campground

Northeast Georgia Mountains
3494 Oak Valley Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577-3955
706-886-2654

icon-boating.pngicon-camping.pngicon-cabins.pngicon-equestrian.pngicon-fishing.pngicon-golf.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-paddlingfloating.pngicon-services.pngicon-swimming.png
Traveler’s Rest State Historic Site

NE GA Mountains
4339 Riverdale Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-2256

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-hiking.png
> Learn More
Tugaloo Bend Heritage Park

Northeast Georgia Mountains
2104 Yonah Dam Rd.
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-282-7636

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-camping.pngicon-fishing.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-paddlingfloating.pngicon-running.png
Tugaloo Corridor

Northeast Georgia Mountains
Tugaloo River
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-282-7636

icon-birdingwildlife.pngicon-fishing.pngicon-hiking.pngicon-paddlingfloating.png
> Learn More

Featured Attractions